Package orientation is an important aspect to consider during the transit of packages worldwide.
As orientation of a package can influence the manual handling and compressible load performance, it becomes important parameter to consider in an overnight distribution environment. Significantly, less amount of research completed in the area of package orientation. Current study involves three different types of packages (Rectangular, Cubic & Flat) and with the help of SENSR™ instrument impact orientations measured at defined time interval. Packages shipped along with measuring instrument to record the data, and collected data analyzed further to understand the orientations percentages for each type of container. Data showed variance in the percentage orientation between all the containers with normal (Z+) orientation being the most significant than the rest and concludes that size and shape have an effect on package orientation.
The information in this thesis will supplement the pre-existing body of knowledge and used for future test procedures.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Packing for shipment--Testing; Cartons--Testing; Express service--Quality control
Department, Program, or Center
Packaging Science (CAST)
Rao, Ritesh A., "A Comparative Study of Package Orientation in the Overnight Distribution Environment Utilizing Different Shapes of Shipping Containers" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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